This site is dedicated to the most humane work of Ms Louise Lynip who founded the children's home and until the 4th July 2006 at the age of 94 continued to participate in it's management. The home cares for orphaned and abandoned children and offers love, security and
an opportunity to be brought up in a christian environment.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Having now returned to Talakag following my Angioplasty procedure I must catch up with what’s going on here. Since arriving back in Manila on the 11th January not only has it rained nonstop but today is the first time I’ve see sunshine due to the persistent low pressure and the resultant typhoon affecting Mindanao. The weather apart from it not being as cold reminded me of the winter weather in Finland that I used to experience on my visits there, grey from morning till night. I’m sure now the sun has made an appearance things will improve although Northern Mindanao especially along the coastal area has taken a battering from the rain with rivers destroying main road bridges between Iligan and Butuan which disrupts transport and essential supplies etc.,
I would like to wish all those who helped Bethany financially and in kind and visited the site to encourage the staff along with my many readers of this blog a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Yes we had our sadness last year as well and not to dwell too much on the past and look ahead to the future I trust this year will be one of love and joy for all those who help to make Bethany what it is now and hopefully for many years to come. Once I get organised now the rains have abated I will visit Bethany and bring you up to date on our Rubber Tree Plantation project which I’m determined to expand as I see this as being the way forward to ensure Bethany will have a regular income which it does not have as of now.